We postponed the workshop to 19th –20th November. We aim to keep the program and are working on the new schedule.


Tentative Program

Day 1

8:30-9:00 – Registration

9:00-9:15 Welcome by the City:

Veronica Kaup-Hasler (Executive City Councillor for Cultural Affairs and Science, City of Vienna)

9:00-10:30 – Session 1A: Politics, Society and Ethics

Enrico Nardelli (President of Informatics Europe) – “Informatics Europe and the Vienna Manifesto“

Michael Stampfer (WWTF – Vienna Science and Technology Fund) – “Some Learnings from the Manifesto”

Christiane Wendehorst (University of Vienna, German Ethics Council) – “The German Ethics Guidelines”

Moderator: Hannes Werthner (TU Wien)

11:00-12:30 – Session 1B

Moshe Y. Vardi (Rice University, USA) – “Ethics, Politics and Responsible (Corporate) Behavior”

Sabine Köszegi (TU Wien, EC High-level Expert Group on AI) – “Will Europe Follow a Humanist Approach”

Moderator: Hannes Werthner (TU Wien)

12:30-13:30 – Lunch

13:00-15:00 – Session 2A

Edward Lee (UC Berkeley, USA) – “Cyberphysical Systems: A New Frontier?”

Eric Masanet (Northwestern University, USA) – “Digitization and Energy Consumption”

Moderator: Hans Akkermans (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)

15:30-17:45 – Session 2B

Paul Timmers (University of Oxford, Enlightenment Forum) – “Who Rules the World? The Cost of Sovereignty”

Cristiano Codagnone (University of Milan) – “Digital Transformation of Economy and Society: Possible Futures”

Anna Bacciarelli (Amnesty International) – “Ethical AI Principles Won’t Solve a Human Rights Crisis”

Moderator: Hans Akkermans (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)

19:30-22:00 Social Dinner with Keynote

Clara Neppel (IEEE, Europe) – “Digital Humanism: Moving from Principles to Practice”

Day 2

9:00-10:30 – Session 3A

Daniel Samaan (International Labor Organization) – “Economics of AI: Implications for the Future of Work.“

David Garcia (Complexity Science Hub, Vienna) – “Shadow profiles – Privacy Still Possible?“

Moderator: Jim Larus (EPFL, Switzerland)

11:00-12:30 – Session 3B

Roberto Di Cosmo (INRIA; Software Heritage UNESCO) – “Recognizing Software Source Code as a key pillar of Science“

Sally Wyatt (Maastricht University) – “Digital Humanism: Methodological and Organizational Challenges in Research“

Moderator: Jim Larus (EPFL, Switzerland)

12:30-13:30 – Lunch

13:30-14:30 – Brainstorming

Moderators: Carlo Ghezzi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) and Erich Prem (eutema GmbH, Austria)

15:00-17:00 – Panel Discussion and Wrap up of the Workshop

Panelists to be confirmed.

Moderator: Helga Nowotny (Chair of the ERA Council Forum Austria and Former President of the ERC, Austria)